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English Costume from the Early Middle Ages Through the Sixtee... by Iris Brooke
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A nice overview of medieval and Tudor costume, with explanations as to what the different parts of costume were and their development throughout the years. The author has a wit one doesn't normally expect to see in more academic work of the time.
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Rabid by Bill Wasik
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A fun look at the history of one of the world's oldest diseases. Also a good reminder to never, ever, ever touch a bat.
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Tinderbox by Craig Timberg
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Really interesting; while Jewish people like myself have practiced circumcision (um, that sounds weird but I haven't actually circumcised anyone) for centuries, the argument the authors present in terms of the prophylactic value of circumcision regar...more
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Poisoned by Jeff Benedict
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A fascinating read about the E. Coli epidemic in the early nineties; however Benedict's writing left much to be desired - it's hard to turn real life into a compelling drama, but at many points I thought things were perhaps a bit over-the-top; the st...more
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The Story of the Human Body by Daniel E. Lieberman
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Very persuasive arguments. I don't agree with everything (YOU ARE NOT GOING TO TAKE MY CARBS FROM ME) and at times seems a little worshipful of the hunter-gatherer lifestyle, but from a scientific point of view it's hard to refute the argument he put...more
Twelve Patients by Eric Manheimer
" Only kept reading because the patients were so interesting, both as illustrations of the kinds of cases that come to Bellevue, and as a lens through which to examine current topics in medicine today. I even liked the author's personal cancer story... " Read more of this review »
Twelve Patients by Eric Manheimer
" This book was definitely worth picking up, but isn't going to stick in my mind as much as I thought it was. While the stories of the twelve patients were interesting, the writing bothered me. Manheimer is extremely verbose, and some of the tales c... " Read more of this review »
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Twelve Patients by Eric Manheimer
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Great concept, but wholly unrealistic dialogue and half of the book was a primer on Latin American history. The chapters dealing with Mannheim's own battle with cancer and Arnie in AA, were well done.
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Deadly Choices by Paul A. Offit
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Offit is preaching to the choir here; it's a book that should be read by anyone who is even thinking about delaying or not vaccinating their children, but I think for the majority of us, it's not too hard to figure out why not vaccinating is so dange...more
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